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Christopher Harding

Christopher Harding, Kimono, Fiddleads, gouached and India ink on watercolour paper, 13.5 x 7.5 in.

FIDDLEHEADS, 2013
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
13.5 x 7.5 in.
framed dimension: 22 x 14 in.
SOLD

 

Chris Harding, Branches over Stones, gouache and India ink on watercolour paper, 16 x 8 in.

BRANCHES OVER STONES, 2013
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
16 x 8 in.
framed dimension: 24 x 14 in.
SOLD

Christopher Harding, Kimono (Willow), gouache and ink

KIMONO (WILLOWS), 2013
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
15.5 x 13 in.
framed dimension: 25 x 21 in.
$750

 



Christopher Harding, Kimono, Birds Resting on Branches, gouached and India ink on watercolour paper

KIMONO (BIRDS RESTING ON BRANCHES), 2012
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
13.5 x 10.5 in.
framed dimension: 22 x 17.5 in.
$650

 

 

Christopher Harding, Dragon Fly, gouache and India Ink on paper

DRAGON FLY
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
16 x 24 in.
framed individually and hinged together as a Japanese screen (as shown below)
$1,250

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Christopher Harding, Emerald Garden, gouache and India ink on watercolour paper, 16 x 24 in.

EMERALD GARDEN (triptych)
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
16 x 8 in. each (16 x 24 in. total unframed)
framed individually and hinged together as a Japanese screen (as shown below)
SOLD


Christopher Harding Japanese Screen - front view. For wall or table mounting

 

Christopher Harding's Japanese Screen - back view

 

 

The hinged frames on the screens allow for placement on a boardroom table or mounted on the wall...

Christopher Harding, Bird of Paradise, gouache and India ink on watercolour paper, 18 x 13 in.

BIRDS OF PARADISE
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
18 x 13 in.
framed dimension: 26 x 20.25 in.
SOLD

 

Christopher Harding, Monachica Orchid, gouache and India ink, 18 x 13 in.

MONACHICA ORCHID
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
18 x 13 in.
framed dimension: 26 x 20.25 in.
$800

Christopher Harding, Bird of Paradise, gouache and India ink on watercolour paper, 18 x 13 in.

CHERRY TREE ON CLIFF
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
8 x 14 in.
framed
SOLD

 

Christopher Harding, Secluded Garden, gouache and India ink on watercolour paper, 8 x 14 in.

SECLUDED GARDEN
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
8 x 14 in.
framed
SOLD

Christopher Harding, Chickadee, gouache and India Ink, 5 x 8 in.

CHICKADEE
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
5 x 8 in.
framed dimension: 12.5 x 17 in.
SOLD

 

 

Christopher Harding, Islands, gouache and India ink, 5 x 8 in.

ISLANDS
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
5 x 8 in.
framed dimension: 12.5 x 17 in.
$350

 

Christopher Harding, River Bank, gouache and India ink on watercolour paper, 5 x 8 in.

RIVER BANK
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
5 x 8 in.
framed dimension: 12.5 x 17 in.
$350

 

 

Christopher Harding, Fences, gouache and India ink, 5 x 8 in.

FENCES
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
5 x 8 in.
framed dimension: 12.5 x 17 in.
$350

 

Christopher Harding, Landscape, gouache and India ink on watercolour paper

LANDSCAPE (triptych)
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
8 x 4 in. each
framed individually and hinged together as a Japanese screen (as shown)
framed dimension: 11 x 19.5 in.
SOLD

Screens, installed

 

 

Christopher Harding, River Bank, gouache and India ink on watercolour paper, 16 x 24 in.

RIVER BANK (triptych)
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
16 x 8 in. each (16 x 24 in. total unframed)
framed individually and hinged together as a Japanese screen
$1,400

 


 

 

Christopher Harding, Island Peaks 1, gouache and India inkChristopher Harding, Island Peaks 1, gouache and India inkChristopher Harding, Island Peaks, triptych, gouache and India ink

ISLAND PEAKS (triptych)
gouache and India ink on watercolour paper
18 x 13.5 in. each (16 x 24 in. total unframed)
framed individually and hinged together as a Japanese screen, may be mounted on a wall or sit on a horizontal surface
total framed dimension: 20 x 47 in.
SOLD


 

 

CHRISTOPHER'S UNIQUE PROCESS

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STEP 1

a detail of the initial drawing

the image is drawn on watercolour paper

 

 

STEP 2

the process - Step 2

gouache is applied

 

STEP 2 detail

Step2 detail

the areas of white will absorb the ink in step 3

STEP 3

Step 3 - the ink is applied

black ink is applied over the entirety of the paper

 

 

STEP 4

Step 4 - the artwork is sprayed with water - fine balance between taking too much colour and not enough

the artwork is spray washed to remove the excess ink

 

STEP 5

Step 5 - the artwork is left to drdy

the artwork is left to dry

 

“Secluded Views” is Christopher Harding’s second gallery show. This show builds upon the success of his previous “Kimono Series” and continues the artist’s keen interest in Eastern art. Christopher has gathered inspiration from the work of renowned 19th century Japanese landscape artists Hiroshige and Hokusai and a recent visit to Montreal’s Botanical Gardens. Influenced by these famous Japanese print makers of the 1830’s, he has created a series of textured images of rock formations and vegetation through the layering of traditional gouache paint and black India ink. 

Secluded Views features a series of Japanese influenced screens, comprised of smaller versions of the decorative room dividers common in Asian culture.

Born in Fredericton, Christopher Harding graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Advanced Studies of Surface Design in 2004, where his studies focused on learning a wide variety of surface design techniques. The artist has taken his love of surface design to develop his own unique “outside the box” technique over the past eight years. In 2003 Christopher Harding was an award winner in the prestigious Surtex International Student Design Competition in New York. Christopher opened his painting studio at Fredericton’s Charlotte Street Art and Learning Center in 2006 following his studies at the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is a juried member of the New Brunswick Craft and Design Council and the Nova Scotia Craft Council.

 

Nikki speaks with Chris Harding about his technique..